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CURRENT REPORT
Real-Time Self-Service: Telco Transition to Digital Services
This report examines the ways telecom operators are learning from other sectors – specifically online retail – as they move to deliver improved consumer RTSS and self-care capabilities. It examines how operators might move toward a consistent, multichannel self-service vision, and profiles 14 leading vendors that offer solutions to deliver that vision.
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4K Ultra HD: Big Opportunities, Big Challenges for Cable
This report explores UHD requirements, opportunities and challenges for cable. It includes profiles of seven cable suppliers that have announced UHD technology products.
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CURRENT REPORT
Switching Technology & Components for SDN
This report details and analyzes switch devices, embedded SDN software and innovative SDN switch systems identifying the key requirements and highlighting the advantages they hold for equipment manufacturers and service providers. The report also reviews vendor strategies and surveys component features, performance and flexibility in this important market.
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CURRENT REPORT
Cloud Video Conferencing Has Vertical Market, Mobile Appeal
This report examines the cloud video conferencing market, analyzing the most lucrative verticals and discussing drivers and challenges in the industry. It compares solutions available from leading market vendors, examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that will likely occur over the next 18-24 months.
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Application-Aware Networking: The Carrier Perspective
This report examines the concept of application-aware networking (AAN), specifically from the carrier's point of view. It covers current trends and issues in the market, including application performance challenges and the shift to AAN. Finally, the report provides status reports on 11 prominent carriers in the market.
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Telecom Opportunities in Transportation Telematics & ITS
This report examines the relationships between different aspects of connected transportation, including vehicle telematics and broader ITS. It looks at the different communications technologies that can be used for different applications, focusing on the connected car. Finally, it profiles 12 companies in the market, describing their product and service offerings.
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5G Development Plans Begin to Take Shape
This report presents the 5G visions from operators, vendors and research groups. Some of the ideas may not ever see the light of day in a commercial network. But from these visions, there will one day emerge a workable 5G wireless system.
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targets the general telecom industry. Published monthly.
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analyzes the cable/MSO communications services sector. Published six times a year.
Heavy Reading Components Insider:
focuses on comm chips and subsystems. Published six times a year.
Heavy Reading IP Services Insider:
covers enterprise issues related to IP service deployment. Published six times a year.
Heavy Reading Service Provider IT Insider:
focuses on service provider infrastructure issues. Published six times a year.
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targets the wireless sector, primarily carrier infra-
structure and applications. Published six times a year.
Heavy Reading 4G/LTE Insider:
targets the wireless sector, primarily carrier infra-
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Tim Kridel
Tim writes for both Mobile Networks Insider and 4G/LTE Insider. He has previously covered the wireless and cable industries for a number of research firms, including Heavy Reading.
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Tim Kridel
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Simon Stanley
Simon writes the Components Insider, covering the latest developments in telecom silicon and subsystems.
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Simon Stanley
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Caroline Chappell
Caroline writes the Services Software Insider, Caroline writes the Services Software Insider, addressing the latest developments in telecom service delivery technology and service provider IT (SPIT).
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Caroline Chappell
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Denise Culver
Denise is the author of IP Services Insider and contributes to Heavy Reading Insider, focusing on implementation of business-class services.
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Denise Culver
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Simon Sherrington
Simon is an independent consultant who contributes regularly to Heavy Reading Insider and to other Heavy Reading projects, including the DPI Market Tracker.
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Simon Sherrington
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Danny Dicks
Danny is a regular contributor to Heavy Reading Insider, focusing on next-gen video services and emerging telecom technologies.
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Danny Dicks
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Craig Leddy
A contributor to Heavy Reading Cable Industry Insider, Craig is a veteran cable industry writer, speaker, and market analyst.
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